The Photographic Angle (TPA) is a charitable organisation set up to promote the education of the public in the art and science of photography. We stage exhibitions that are free to enter and that travel across the UK transforming otherwise empty spaces into photographic galleries. Exhibitions comprise large scale photographs together with technical data, information about the photographic theme, boards containing inspirational quotes and boards containing hints and tips on photography. Professional, student and amateur photographers submit their work for possible inclusion in one of our travelling exhibitions, which are curated by our Head of Design. The work that we do offers the public a chance to explore this fascinating medium which can be art, a profession, or simply a pastime.

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A Beautiful World on tour this Quarter

With everything that is happening around the World – fire, flood, war, it is good to remember that there is still beauty that can be found in it.

Our theme, ‘A Beautiful World’ is on tour later this Quarter, starting in Green Park, Reading from Saturday 15 to Wednesday 19th February 2020, open daily from 10am to 3pm.

Beauty can be found in all things, if we just take the time to look for it. Examining the wonders of the natural world has always been, and will continue to be, a great source of inspiration, excitement and intrigue.
This exhibition features the work of 19 photographers who have been moved by our beautiful world enough to document it in all its glory.

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'Abstract' Competition Open for Entries now!

In photography, ‘abstract’ is explained as a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials.

Abstract photography is also a method of expressing ideas and emotions with photographed image elements without the intention of creating a traditional or realistic image. This gives the photographer, the freedom to take a photo of anything that grabs their attention and allows them to express their artistic nature.

Your challenge for this competition is to enter images that express your artistic nature, and focus on, simplicity, composition, angle, lighting and harmony whilst capturing an element of mystery too.

This competition will close for entries on 29th February 2020 at midnight (GMT)

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Some feedback from previous exhibitions


I always enjoy seeing these images – some clever, some funny, some arresting ….. thank you.
C Alderson
Very interesting and enjoyable. A great variety of images & interpretations of the theme. Wonderful opportunity to see other photographers’ work. Thank you.
Laura Griffin

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Our submission process has changed

Anyone who has submitted work to be included in one of our catalogues in the past, would have done this via a submissions page link. However, due to an overwhelming and fantastic response to our competitions, TPA have decided to curate its catalogues from the best of our competition entrants. The quality of work submitted to competitions over the years has been outstanding hence the decision to merge the two.

In short, anyone interested in having their work displayed at our venues should enter our competitions instead. The favourites will be contacted in due course throughout the year as and when a new catalogue print is scheduled. Please view our competitions page for further details.

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All Exhibitions are free to enter!

This is just a little reminder that all of our photography exhibitions are free to have a look around. We welcome group visits from schools, colleges and universities and will do whatever we can, to ensure that students gain the most from their experience. Please email or give us a call on 0800 028 7338 to discuss this further.


  • A Beautiful World
  • London - South Quay Plaza, London
  • 29 February 2020 - 04 March 2020
  • A Beautiful World
  • Bristol - Tower House, Bristol
  • 14 March 2020 - 18 March 2020